THanks for the article.
Mom of 2:
I was wondering the same thing and I went and read the article. The figure DOES NOT include out of pocket costs which far exceed for most of us the insurance claims. Here is what it says:
The results of this study are based on 12 months insurance claims data following Lyme disease diagnosis and do not include out of pocket expenses or utilization for longer and/or alternative treatments which many Lyme disease patients continue to incur in their quest for proper diagnosis and regained health. Thus the full cost to patients, including lost work productivity and ongoing care, is greater than the scope of this study.
So the REAL cost is obviously much larger and we'll never find out because it would involve at a MINIMUM asking every LLMD for records and adding up the costs. Plus getting the expenses from each patient. Most LLMDs keep a low profile.
With claims, everything is computerized and within an hour, you can get a lot of statistics on that data.
Healed 95% after 1 yr of 3 abx cocktails for Lyme and Bartonella.
No treatment for the past 5 years
Sympoms returned. 1 mo of Propolis is bringing me up to 98% symptom free
I was sure I was going to die and I made my funeral arrangements.
Love God, trust Him, and He will heal you.
I felt I was slipping down fast, and He caught me by my hand.
"I can't do it... I must do it... I will do it